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the egyptian army shows it's in no mood to compromise breaking up mass rallies of pro islam ists calling for the reinstatement of mohamed morsi and a warning of a wider crackdown. around six million surveillance cameras or keeping watch on u.k. citizens around the clock now that's according to a new report that's alarmed privacy campaigners and prompted calls for greater transparency. and as financial movers and shakers from the world's largest economies meet in moscow ahead of the g. twenty summit in st petersburg we look at how the upcoming event as being overshadowed by the russia u.s. dispute over edward snowden.
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thanks for tuning in this hour on half an hour and of course you're watching our team well on to our top story now in egypt at least three people have been killed in overnight clashes as backers and opponents of ousted president mohamed morsi held rallies across the country this is after the military had warned supporters of morsi as muslim brotherhood again stoking further unrest and destructing the transition of a new government troops in cairo had fired tear gas to force back thousands of protesters on their way to the presidential palace to demand morsy is reinstatement meanwhile in darfur square in the city center crowds gathered to voice their support for what they see as a revolution and to rally behind a new interim government but as political activists are also you've told us the feeling of victory may be short lived. here and millions and millions of people in this region do not want this are the people to come back again along with bart all the way from bart direction right now you see it's pretty. barks they come back
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bubbling to the surface and the military will do just as it has done before whatever it can do to said do and you know qual these protests that are in the streets right now as they have been for sooner or later it's only a matter of time that this government is going to go and it's already there shuffling signs of weakness they are turning to killing it's going to protest or is as you seem to. be or maybe you haven't because they cracked up in here that shows to me you know it's more sedating more slick and those who are in the streets of protestors have repeatedly said they will not go home until they see democracy until morsi is reinstated as the first freely elected president the. journalist and author hugh miles believes that the only way to break the political deadlock in egypt is to form a coalition government. country is more divided than it's of a being and the future is hardly have to try and form a government that includes the islamists. liberals but so far.
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they haven't managed to do this so what we're likely to see is the swinging between these two poles politics going forward but when brotherhood has very deep roots in egyptian society it has millions of supporters it's been around for many years and to have a. power they need to reconcile these two saw it's because i otherwise it's going to be too easy for the islamists to make problems for example by using peaceful protests they can bring the country to its knees the country is already on its knees meanwhile in the united states army what this is are being called forward in the trial of whistleblower bradley manning currently faces life in prison on the charge of aiding the enemy manning has been accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents abby martin discusses the details of the case with our producer andrew break in breaking that part. what happened was
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you know this case is three and a half years at the making at this point almost and you know the government's long and saying ok manning you aided the enemy because you want to wiki leaks you gave them files those files got on the internet and then osama bin ladin dialed up his modem and got those papers and because of that we can send you away to prison and use these for the rest of life and you left because a lot of people think that's kind of funny that by using the internet and sharing documentation that has actually been proven to cause any harm you know really aiding the enemy right so that was that was the defense's argument and they said you know this is a bit preposterous and you know this trial has been going on actually only happening for a couple of weeks now when the prosecution actually had to present their case and they had to call witnesses and they actually had to try to make an effort to say bradley manning the enemy afterwards the defense said we don't think so we don't think you even. you we don't think we even gave enough evidence that the judge can actually make this decision so they filed a couple of motions a few weeks back and just today colonel denise lind the military judge presiding
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over the case she finally responded and said no there's enough evidence that i can actually go ahead and i can make a decision not to make the decision now the court case is going to wrap up sometime next month most likely but she is not dismissing the charges by not dismissing the charge bradley manning will now face a maximum of life plus one hundred fifty four years in prison i believe life plus one hundred fifty four years and he's been well he's a hell of a guy you might live to or yeah yeah who knows you know aiding the enemy or not your life span how is the prosecution going to prove this i mean i guess we don't know but based on what they've already said it seems pretty flimsy elder we already know that manning did all this stuff not really a the enemy but we know he's played with the leaks of hundreds of thousands of classified documents that sets that's out there he admitted that the prosecutions tried saying that these documents caused harm to national security and they had people come in and testify about all of these documents separately released iraq war logs afghan war logs collateral murder video if i toddled bay detainee assessment briefs all these information and that's what the last couple of weeks of
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bend witnesses being called by the prosecution by the defense trying to say well either you know he did it knowing that this could happen or you know he was a naive twenty something guy who wanted to help the world but that's going to be ultimately up to the judge to decide. now of course abby martin's breaking the set is available in full on our website r.t. dot com also there we're asking whether you believe that bradley manning did really in fact the enemies let's take a look at how you guys have been voting so far now as you can see in the blue sixty percent the majority of our viewers think that he actually helped the united states by revealing the government's crimes now a third of you in the purple believe that the charge against him only makes sense if truth itself is now washington's enemy of a much smaller minority in the four percent right there believe that further investigation is needed and just three percent of you think that his revelations were in fact helpful to radical groups like al qaeda not to late to vote log onto our dot com and cast a ballot. finance ministers and bankers from the
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world's most powerful economies are meeting in moscow to shape the path for global economic recovery now the talks are precursor to september's g twenty summit which is going to be held in st petersburg but aside from finance there are complex political issues at stake. explains. the occurring g twenty finance ministers and central bank governors meeting which is taking place here in moscow out the moment is really a part of some major proper aeration is for the coming g. twenty summit that will take place and st petersburg of the september and actually it is the deal last official meetings a meeting of those a member stop the g twenty stays before the summit kicks off and on but it really seems that it is increasingly being used as a bargaining chip in international politics first their war rumors that said the u.s. president barack obama may not a town the g. twenty summit in st petersburg if russia grants the former n.s.a.
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contractor adverse note on asylum but than there were even reports that two u.s. or republican lawmakers hops adjusted to change the location of the upcoming g. twenty summit and not so hold it in russia basically in order to crush russia or to oxford ice adverse notice now meanwhile there is still of course time until the summit kicks off in st petersburg iran a month and a half and a redo seems that those economists who have gathered here in moscow house put politic aside and really are discussing some major quite challenging economic issues now in particular the g. twenty back quite a fundamental rethink of the rules on top saying multinational companies basically to fight those loopholes so will we times those companies are using to avoid. taxes now as a group of leading economies are sad that the current system does not work
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especially for those companies which trade online now companies in the spotlight for using this legal but at times quite controversial practices so fucking profits in low tax countries are us giants relieved google amazon and apple now this issue has become quite a hot stop gypped especially for a those countries which are quite badly heads by the un going economic recession and apart from taxation transparency there are many other issues on the agenda of this g twenty finance ministers meeting reach is taking place here in moscow including sources of private investment into economic growth business policy ways how to recover from the economic recession so again as i sat some major proper ration is for the g twenty summit which is going to take place in st petersburg are taking place here in the russian capital. coming up after the break the biggest mess for bankruptcy in the u.s.
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history party is going to look at what's and is the pockets of the city of detroit once an industrial powerhouse. and a shoe strine store prove surprisingly popular among well wall street bankers and find out why later in the program. apple for example much of its manufacturing of the non in the united states so i don't see why the american fan of hers would be so concerned about it paying or not paying taxes because ultimately it's not going to get any share of that and that's happening already and of course we're drunk i'm here about how do you share the junk shoes provided there are touches a problem to there's no bigger share because we improve the views reduce where these companies don't break tux.
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welcome back alex aim of only the russian anti-corruption blogger who was jailed on thursday for embezzlement but unexpectedly bailed the following day has returned to moscow crowds of supporters had greeted him how she got off the train from cure of this is where his court hearing had taken place now upon the arrival of ali a vocal critic of the government had promised to continue his campaign to become
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a moscow mayor he was registered as a candidate in the september election just one day before his sentencing not only still faces five years behind bars for defrauding a state owned company a timber company uptown for a million dollars he was set free pending his appeal following a surprise request from prosecutors though he is subject to a travel ban on. all those details about the nepali trial or of course available for you on our website are two dot com also there you can find pictures from the protests that his sentencing had sparked in moscow and other cities. privacy campaigners in britain are sounding the alarm over the dramatic rise of surveillance this is according to latest estimates the new deal got me united kingdom pardon me now has at least one c.c.t.v. camera for every four citizens and the majority of surveillance systems are operated privately. not by the state but activists say that this only adds to the lack of transparency and oversight artist has are so explain. if you ever feel like
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you're being watched perhaps even feel singled out no matter how huge the crowd. chances are it may not just be paranoia. the british security industry association estimates that there are between four point one and five point nine million a close circuit television or c.c.t.v. cameras in the u.k. one in every fifteen or one in every eleven people whether you're going to the shopping mall or what are called sensitive locations like schools and hospitals they're likely to be electronic now in recent years much criticism has been thrown out what is seen as the u.k. government's growing surveillance state but in the most recent report it shows that in fact majority of c.c.t.v. cameras are not government funded but rather privately owned and mostly used for security reasons and now the stress the c.c.t.v. schemes are invaluable for crime detection and evidence for the police however one of the main problems highlighted by watchdogs is the fact that there are not still
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not enough regulations governing public c.c.t.v. surveillance much less those that are privately owned we discussed this issue with the big brother watch price of private c.c.t.v. cameras far those installed by the police and local authorities so it does. it is the government that's acting as big brother doesn't it i think it's a hole in the u.k. at the moment i think the private sector seen the proliferation of c.c.t.v. cameras public sector and this kind of attention that c.c.t.v. prevents crime from happening and so it's only a matter of time in the private sector. private c.c.t.v. footage but we're seeing some incredibly sophisticated pieces of technology appearing via the internet things to do with facial recognition and things that can send people miles away. i think it's only correct the law catches up with the technology and states how and when these cameras can be used so at the end of the
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day the very sophisticated we can form a very intricate picture of everybody all right thank you very much for the. the vast number of privately owned a surveillance cameras will add to the debate of the so-called surveillance society you know this is just coming on the back after one year of the protection of freedoms act was passed in the u.k. where the government was forced to trim its database of d.n.a. and fingerprint records and it's just coming. out of regulation was imposed on public surveillance cameras and the debate created by the revelations of edward snowden already ongoing reporting from london. meanwhile across the atlantic the u.s. government's appetite for its citizens' private data seems to be stronger than ever with the obama administration proving yet another extension to the n.s.a. spying program you can get the full story on our website that's r t v dot com also there for you london is about to provide
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a boost to companies engaged in the highly controversial practice of hydraulic fracking the government is pledging record low tax rates for shale gas producers on our website you can find out what exactly is behind that. a judge in the u.s. state of michigan has ruled that detroit's filing for bankruptcy violates that state's constitution and has refused to allow the liquidation of the city's assets in order to pay off creditors detroit's debt has now reached around eighteen point five billion dollars and there's simply no cash to repay it with public services already drastically cut our david has been following the biggest miscible bankruptcy in national america's national history. it's something that i think a lot of people in detroit are incredibly surprised to hear the city has been in decline for many many years all of my life since i've been born at least but i think what you're seeing really is just this sort of vicious cycle that the city has not really been able to get out of you know you have high unemployment because
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you have high unemployment you have thousands of people that are just leaving the city in droves to find economic opportunities elsewhere when you have people leaving the city you're obviously producing less tax revenue you have to tighten the budget and not to mention that when you have more unemployment you have more issues like crime and then that's just one inevitability of having high unemployment so that puts a further strain on resources from the police department the fire department etc so it's not all that surprising that a system like that that's frankly unsustainable would would collapse aside from that i would say that the traders are pretty optimistic detroiters and metro detroit are pretty optimistic about this they're not looking at as hitting rock bottom they feel like we hit rock bottom a long long time ago this is the thing that had to happen to move forward to turn the page and really sort of you know kind of the beginning of the end of the pain. tough times for detroit but over on wall street the bankers are making more money than ever and some aspiring entrepreneurs have found
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a way of tapping into that wealth by revamping a seemingly outdated trade or importantly a part of the reports. wall street it's not just a location it is a culture synonymous with big bonuses bailouts risk and the one percent following the financial meltdown of two thousand and eight most americans criticize bankers right now shining their shoes has turned into a high end business. welcome to starshine and why see it's just different from everything else there's. there are signs up the block. they don't offer the same things that we are or the store offers large leather chairs flat screen t.v.'s and oh a women only staff uniformed in teeny black shorts and didn't take tops for the first week we had about one hundred people a day no coincidence that nearly all of those people happen to be financier's
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bankers or other wall street employees when you start a business like this it makes sense to fish with official if you're going to put in a business where you're going to shine people. you're in the heart of the financial district you have to make it somewhat resonate with the type of people in the type of demographic that you're actually pertaining to. while the so-called wall street demographic has bounced back exceptionally well following the great recession economic recovery has been extremely difficult for young americans latest figures suggest ten million u.s. workers under the age of twenty five can't find full time work idea this to help out with their bells and everything to get by a part time while in school still running how much extra we're not sure twenty five year old college graduate leah prefers not to specify that. very cup this summer special on five minute shoe shiners is four dollars down from seven of the service
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is just to buy a very walling a comfortable. come watch a game with. for you where there's plastering to you the lovely ladies as well. it's a hobby it's a magnet you know a track that attention star shine also offers services at corporate events and trade shows the store meanwhile will soon be serving beer and wine. to business is owned by kevin white jr and his father who both work in finance neither were available for an on camera interview but tell our t.v. that business is booming so maybe those who argue that wall street creates jobs were right. r.t. new york and while some are working hard to earn a living others are raking any easy cash here's a quick preview of what's coming up on the cause or report right here on our team at twelve thirty g.m.t. .
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thousands of orthodox christians have gathered outside crisis savior cathedral in moscow where an ancient holy relic has been brought in from greece now the queue stretches back several kilometers and church volunteers have been brought in to try to keep the line under control the st andrew's cross which dates back to the first century and arrived in the capital on friday to mark the anniversary of russia's conversion to christianity which took place more than a millennium ago they'll be on display at the kathy drill for five more days and up to four hundred thousand believers are expected to pay their respects. let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. we begin in buffering more scuffles between anti-government activists and the police have left dozens of people injured one officer was also wounded after being shot with a homemade firearm police allegedly fired shotguns to disperse the crowds who were marching against the ruling sunni monarchy the protests have erupted
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a day after the government and opposition demonstrations in several shia villages this following a car blast near a mosque. and sectarian violence is deepening in iraq or a bomb explosion in a sunni mosque and a series of other attacks have claimed at least twenty six lives the blast came during friday prayers during the holy month of ramadan rampant violence throughout the country claimed over three hundred lives in july alone with the first week of the fasting month having been the deadliest since two thousand and seven. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has said that israel and palestine could be ready for relaunch of peace talks now this follows his meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tel aviv has meanwhile said that it will be released several long term palestinian prisoners as part of an agreement to resume talks negotiations are expected to begin it within weeks in washington. well as polished politicians try to revive the peace process
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israel's settlement policies are continuing to outrage palestinians many local youngsters who protest against settlement expansion are now ending up in the i.d.f. wanted list altie artie's costlier has a story armed to the teeth it's one of the most sophisticated armies in the world state of the art weapons high tech defense and world class combat training but when it comes to dealing with an unconventional enemy children it resorts to this post is threatening to find them wherever they are like a sheriff in a small town with a bounty on outlaws hid every night nearly and drop bombs and sound bombs towards their houses before i've been to let the children live in very bad so critical situation and it's working a sufis one of the children whose faces was plastered around village in the more than we spank the warning reads we are the army be careful we will catch you if we
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see you. we were very afraid when they put our pictures up there threatening us that they will arrest us and they will come and take us from our home. the posters went up one afternoon after another demonstration ended in tear gas and rubber coated bullets every friday villagers take to the streets to protest against the wall israel is building between them and a nearby city home and on the frontline and in the line of fire children the idea to publish these posters was probably the initiative of a local army commander they were placed on the walls of a mosque and nearby houses. assaf says he wasn't throwing stones but the army and settlers have a different version but so is the head of a nearby city home and each day he drives on this road which connects his settlement and the thirty five thousand jews who live in the area with the rest of his role. of this what would usually happen is they would come and stand on the road to pick up a brick or a large stone and throw it directly and from
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a short range because many of our residents were hurt three months ago a baby got hit and she's now in a vegetative state stones kill and that's why we expect the military to do what it takes in order for it to stop israeli figures say rock throwing incidents are up by a hundred ten percent in the last few months but the army's track record for dealing with palestinian children is dismal at best a recent un report found that the i.d.f. we teenie abuses and tortures youngsters in the occupied west bank the community has hit back by putting up posters of its own the message is that the. art of me not the descendants of the. as for his sons he has exams but khan concentrate way we have soldiers that are on the prowl looking for him and his classmates. could do him spend coming up a look at how failed politics have triggered one of the worst financial disasters
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in history you're watching r.t. . or remember those old wacky communist countries who constantly boost their numbers to make themselves feel better or who cares if stores are empty and this piece of paper a one hundred thousand tons of potatoes that is good enough for me well now we're in a new age of technology but the same lying to make yourself feel good is still going strong it just moved over to the capitals world the u.s. state department's bureau of international information programs has spent six hundred thirty thousand dollars on facebook advertising campaigns to get fans a sense of the government is out there to buy likes or what a fantastic use of tax dollars but wait maybe i'm being too pessimistic perhaps it worked and really helped spread the message of the u.s.
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state department effectively when the specter general's report says that since the advertising campaign started twenty eleven there has been a dramatic increase in users liking state department sites but the problem is that only two percent of them actually use the sites so you get what you pay for a big bag of likes but if you hard core fans probably the most shocking example is a vision of america group in farsi made for a rainy and which has gotten over four hundred twenty thousand members but only one percent of them is actually in iran where facebook advertising doesn't even exist that's effective getting lots of likes doesn't mean you are actually reaching people instead of paying for them why not you know get them naturally bar by providing interesting honest content on a regular basis over. that takes effort and honesty yeah you know what just keep wasting our tax dollars but that's just my opinion.
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right on the scene. first trip. and i think that you're. on a reporter's twitter. and instagram. could be in the. an infinite number of people coming who are taking jobs that pay over one hundred thousand a year you know they're going to pay taxes we create lots of other jobs around those people in my my basic view is that the country should welcome as many of those people as we can get and what the corporations are doing and i tell congress all those are shortage of engineers is a shortage of scientists we can't find any this is all absolute total are with the h.r. many corporations will go to any lengths including these legal but deceptive practices
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to hire cheaper foreign labor look at this video clip recorded at a seminar conducted by an american law firm for human resources professionals and our goal is clearly not to find a qualified to be interested u.s. worker and you know that in a sense that sounds funny but it's what we're trying to do here i get fifty resumes my god this is the last thing i would do is interview these fifty people does the law require that i actually interview each and every candidate you know everything if it gets to the point where live somebody is the letter very well that we asked them to have the manager of that specific position step in and work the ball faces with them if necessary instead to live interview this in the process to find a legal basis to disqualify them for this particular position that whoever this whisperers is whoever talk with this.


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